About East Texas Acupuncture- Justin Hays, LAc

Justin Hays, LAc is a licensed acupuncturist in Texas and Hawaii.  He holds a BA in Cultural Anthropology and a 4 year Masters degree in "Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine' from AOMA Graduate School of Integrative medicine.  His Texas license number is AC01971.  He is nationally certified by the NCCAOM as well as licensed to practice acupuncture in Texas and Hawaii.  Altogether he has 8 years of education and more than 10 years of experience treating patients for a variety of symptoms. His degree title is Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and he is licensed to prescribe Chinese herbal remedies as well as to perform acupuncture.

Focus / Speciality - Justin's focus is on treating acute pain using the popular balance method and master Tung's points. He is also trained in auricular and scalp acupuncture. Justin focuses on a unique holistic perspective which often allows him to diagnose the root cause of suffering that is often overlooked by other doctors who may have a microscopic view of the problem. Justin is a specialist in Chinese Herbs and Chinese Nutrition, as well as publisher of ChineseNutrition.org which condenses thousands of years of Chinese medical nutritional and herbal information to an easy to read format on the world wide web.

Stem Cell Therapy: While working in Hawaii, Justin trained with the Stem Cell Institute of Hawaii alongside licensed acupuncturist Aaron Ishigo and under the tutelage of Regan Archibald, LAC. Together they facilitated the stem cell injection procedure with help from local Nurse Practitioners to do the injections . The results were amazing and Justin brings his specialized experience in this subject back to Texas. He hopes someday to begin offering this amazing medicine to the people of Texas. In addition to his 8 year education, Justin completed a 1 year training in placental stem cell therapy, and assisted with over a dozen procedures personally.

Other treatments - In addition to acupuncture, Chinese herbal therapy, and Chinese nutrition, some other treatments used may be included within the scope of Oriental Medicine. Such therapies may include cupping, guasha, moxabustion, auricular acupuncture, scalp acupuncture, and others. Justin does not perform massage.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide low cost access to high quality alternative medical care for our patients.

Our Practitioner:

Our clinic is staffed by Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Justin Hays, LAc (licensed acupuncturist in Hawaii and Texas).

Justin has completed a 4000+ hour educational program with AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine (Austin, TX) in 2011.  Unlike some chiropractors or MD's who can use acupuncture needles in Texas with as little as 200 hours of training in the subject, Justin is a true Master of his trade. Before returning to his home state of Texas, Justin spent 8 years in private practice in Hawaii.  As the owner of Maui Acupuncture in Lahaina, Justin enjoyed the beautiful landscapes of West Maui while sharpening his skills as an independent practitioner of acupuncture and Oriental medicine.  Maui Acupuncture was already the oldest name for acupuncture on the island when Justin took it over, but when Len Jacobe, LAc passed away Justin also took over the oldest herbal apothecary in West Maui.  As such Justin's experience is extensive in both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.  Justin has a personal interest (and specialty) in Chinese Nutrition and is adept at solving imbalances through diet prescriptions alone. Justin believes that diet should be addressed before prescribing Chinese herbal medicines, because a poor diet that is in conflict with proper balancing will usually render the herbal medicine ineffective anyways. 

Justin founded the web site ChineseNutrition.org in 2014 which is an encyclopediac work that is likely to be forever in progress due to the virtually unlimited amount of information that is available on the topic. 

Because his training is not only holistic, but also integrative with Western (alleopathic) medicine, Justin became interested in the potential of placental stem cell therapy.  Towards the end of his time in Hawaii, Justin trained extensively with Regan Archibald, LAc (Stem Cell Institute of Utah) and worked personally along side Aaron Ishigo, LAc (Stem Cell Institute of Hawaii) to deliver stem cell therapy to local Maui residents. Placental stem cells are harvested from the placenta (afterbirth of the mother) which is normally discarded after birth.  In fact humans are one of the only mammals which do not  consume the placenta after giving birth.  The placenta is not only high high in MSC (mesynchymal) stem cells, but also iron and minerals which help the mother to recover the strength of her blood (which was lost from giving birth).  

Unlike embryonic stem cell therapy, Justin sees no moral dilemna with placental stem cell therapy which he considers to be similar to a blood transfusion from the moralistic point of view. In fact Justin is a practicing Christian of the protestant charismatic persuasion, and is diligent to ensure that occult practices do not mingle with his medical practice.  To people who would say acupuncture is an occultic blood sacrifice, Justin would simply reply "no more so than testing your blood sugar, getting a complete blood count, or receiving steroid therapy".  Justin's practice is dedicated to his faith in Jesus Christ who is the greatest healer of all.   

Justin is a licensed acupuncturist in two states.  He is currently licensed in Hawaii (ACU-1026) and Texas (AC-01971)

Our Location

We are located inside Gun Barrel City on the main highway.  The address is 368 S Gun Barrel Ln, Gun Barrel City 75156.  Google maps will frequently omit the 'S' however and resolve our address to simply '368 Gun Barrel Ln'.  As a landmark reference, we are located right next door to 'Whiskey River' according to Google maps, and there are two large signs (4' x 8') out front - both of which are visible from the highway.  We have plentiful parking for 5 cars, and a wheel chair accessible ramp.

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Address: 386 S. Gun Barrel Ln
Gun Barrel City, TX 75156
Phone: 1-469-333-2901
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